Utah Utes football: Utes feel like they got their swagger back

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  • 2020 Herriman, UT
    Nov. 24, 2010 10:18 a.m.

    "They were lucky...AGAIN!" You don't get much luckier than a blown call, on REPLAY, in order to beat that same team by a field goal, at home!

  • UU32 Bountiful, UT
    Nov. 24, 2010 7:06 a.m.

    Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.

  • yarrlydarb Ogden, UT
    Nov. 23, 2010 9:48 p.m.

    Swagger back? They were lucky ... AGAIN!

  • butters Salt Lake city, UT
    Nov. 23, 2010 7:25 p.m.

    actually he's really only been there 4 years which is kind of normal isn't it? granted, he should have been there for two, but we all know the story behind that. either way, good joke.

    in good humor, i saw a funny poster at a physical therapy office the other day on one side that had a couple byu fans with their shirts off, faces painted, and crazy blue clown wigs and on the other side it had the first presidency of the church (which at the time was presidents hinckley, monson, and faust) waving U flags. made me laugh.

  • UU32 Bountiful, UT
    Nov. 23, 2010 4:52 p.m.

    I am sure the folks that play against the Utes feel like Asiata has been at Utah forever. That is how it always feels when someone is good for a long time. A great career that unfortunately had too many injuries. Hopefully he gets a shot in the NFL because he could have a decent career if the injury bug stays away.

    As a Ute fan, does anyone else find the picture attached to this article of Johnson and Roderick running disturbing? Interesting selection of an article that says the Utes have their swagger back.

  • In My Humble Opinion Magna, UT
    Nov. 23, 2010 2:48 p.m.

    Lacking a little sense of humor, folks?

    Seriously, I'm sure Matt is a good guy, but even he would say he's been at Utah FOREVER. In fact, I'm quite sure he wishes his career would've finished sooner -- and two major injuries healthier.

  • TJ Eagle Mountain, UT
    Nov. 23, 2010 2:00 p.m.

    Humble; that was funny. The rest of you lighten up. It was tongue in cheek and it was in good fun.
    Here's to a great rivalry. There have been so many good games between these two teams. Too bad a potentially great experience has to be tainted for some by a few losers in the stadiums each year. I wish all the players well; no injuries and I hope they all play to their potential. Hopefully BYU will win but either way I am hoping for another last play of the game victory.
    Hope both teams win their bowl games this year also.

  • Ted H. Midvale, UT
    Nov. 23, 2010 11:02 a.m.

    Grow up yewties, it was a joke. You'll all be ok I promise.

  • the REAL DEAL Sandy, UT
    Nov. 23, 2010 10:25 a.m.

    Matt is actually a few months youger than Harvey Unga who would still be in college right now if he hadn't been forced to leave. What's funny is that byu's own website doesn't list the age of the players (everyone else in college football does)Atleast half that team is older than Matt Asiata probably more. Basically Matt is just a 5th year senior. Very common in college football. Nice try though. NOT

  • Utesforlife Lehi, UT
    Nov. 23, 2010 10:03 a.m.

    Well played!

    Go UTES!!!

  • ute4ever West Jordan, UT
    Nov. 23, 2010 9:58 a.m.

    Matt Asiata: 23 years old during last year of college football

    Max Hall: 24 years old during last year of college football.

    If Max didn't hate all the Utes so badly, maybe he could join Matt for an early dinner and a discounted movie ticket. Really....you are going to bang on a guy that is 23 years old leaving the program as a BYU fan? Hahaha....good one!

  • In My Humble Opinion Magna, UT
    Nov. 23, 2010 7:33 a.m.

    "The Utes will honor 18 seniors before their final game at Rice-Eccles Stadium on Saturday. All 18 are Seniors in eligibility, while Matt Asiata is also a Senior Citizen. Asiata says it will be disappointing to finally end his career after 45 years as a Ute, but the blow is softened by the fact he will now get discounts on movie tickets and early-bird dinners everywhere."